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and their guests. >> i really specialize in technology and helping those small technology companies through the process. >> you find that champion for your cause and you ride that for all its worth. >> reporter: our cameras were allowed along on actual lobby visits, being conducted most any time congress is in session. davis is such a familiar face in the halls of the capitol, republican congresswoman mary bono mack greets him with a kiss. >> lobbyists trade on -- if you want to use the bad word -- trade on friendships. >> excuse me. this is a won woman. >> do i ever ask a friend to do something contrary to their values and judgment on the facts? never. >> you know i've been a friend of the congressman for many years. >> i do. reporter: today they're paying a call on pennsylvania democratic congresswoman. >> that's why i try to make sure my door is open to everyone. and that we get the right information so we can make the best decisions. >> reporter: there are two components to successful lobbying. access and money. donations from lobbyists and their clients to members of congress. while it
and emails. >> reporter: nicholas carr who writes about technology and culture says there is a scientific reason why these devices are our favorite vices. >> people have a primitive instinct to want to gather information, to want to know everything that is going on around them. you can kind of see how that would help you survive back in cavemen and cave women days. where it becomes a problem is when we create this new world for ourselves where there's unlimited amounts of information and we stop this compulsive checking. >> reporter: if we can't stop, think how hard it will be for the generation that's never known anything else. like this toddler. a you-tube sensation. she is so used to the touch screen i-pad that a magazine leaves her mystified. how does this work? why isn't it responding? >> the trend is toward ever-more connection, ever-more distraction. >> reporter: and carr thinks all this distraction is messing up our brains. >> it begins to crowd out all the quieter, calmer moments when you might engage in reflection or introspection or contemplation. >> time now for everybody's fa
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